Tisotumab vedotin (Drug Description)

Tisotumab vedotin, also known as HuMax-TF, HuMax®-TF-ADC or TF-011-MMAE, is an antibody-drug conjugate or ADC targeted to Tissue Factor (TF), a protein involved in tumor signaling and angiogenesis.

Based on its high expression on many solid tumors and its rapid internalization, Tissue Factor (TF) is considered a suitable target for antibody-drug conjugates.  In pre-clinical trials tisotumab vedotin has shown strong ability to bind to TF and inhibit tumor growth.

Tisotumab vedotin includes a antibody targeting Tissue Factor (TF) conjugated with monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) via a cleavable maleimidocaproyl-valyl-citrullinyl-p-aminobenzyloxycarbonyl (mc-val-cit-PABC) type linker.

Genmab and Seattle Genetics are jointly developing tisotumab vedotin, which is currently in Phase I trials to treat multiple solid tumors.

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